The Luxury of Fully Handmade and Hand Stitched Watch Straps

Audemars Piguet * Panerai * Bell&Ross * Breitling * Rolex * IWC * Chopard * B.R.M. * Anonimo * Tag Heuer * Glycine * Graham * Louis Vuitton * Cartier * Seiko * Aquadive* Hamilton * Omega * Steinhart *Ulysse Nardin * U-Boat * * Cartier * Chronoswiss * Tissot * Armida * Magrette * Revue Thommen * Citizen * Ball * Jacob Jensen * Helson * Stowa * Dubey & Schaldenbrand * Frederique Constant * Wakmann * * SAS * Aquadive * Jaeger LeCoultre * Sinn * Sevenfridays *Montblanc * Blancpain * Louis Chevrolet * Formex * Doxa * RGM * Franck Muller * Ennebi * JeanRichard * Kaventsmann * Tourby * Enzo Mechana * Vintage VDB * Werenbach Uhren * Speak-Marin * Junghens * Nomos * Tudor * Tag Heuer * * Hanhart*

Strap design consultation and limited Edition OEM Manufacture * Whole sale inquires are Welcome

Dangerous9straps - the making of a finely handcrafted custom watch strap.

Would you like to purchase?

If you would like to purchase any of the straps you see here or if you would like me to build a custom strap to your exact specification, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. I would be glad to hear from you and would be very happy to work with you to provide you just what you want, built to the highest quality.


I would be happy to speak with you in person on Skype!! Please feel free to look me up at john.glance!! Please reference watches, watch straps or better Dangerous9straps:-)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Custom Dangerous9straps Travel Pouch to be Shipped With Every Strap

Hi strap lovers! I'm excited to announce the arrival of the Dangerous9straps Travel Pouch!  This travel pouch was designed by me as our new shipping packaging and will be shipped free of charge with every strap ordered.  I initially was inspired by the small felt pouch in which my wedding band from
Niessing store München
came.  But, of course, once I started wearing my ring, I had no use for this little pouch.  I really wanted our shipping packaging to be useful for our customer even after their strap was on their watch.  By making these pouches large enough to hold a watch, glassed or other precious cargo out of nice thick felt, which adds great protection, I think we've really achieves that goal.

Custom handmade locally by a talented young lady (and small business owner that also makes beautiful felt handbags) just for Dangerous9straps from charcoal grey, thick, all natural wool felt with very cool custom made buffalo horn button closure, these pouches work well as an extra travel pouch for your watch or storage for your sunglasses, etc.

Starting retroactively, all new Dangerous9straps will be shipped in our standard charcoal version of our pouch.  Of course, if you would like to buy an extra pouch for additional storage, please let us know, these will sell separately for 16 Euro and we will be adding fresh cool color combinations for separate purchase as well.  Here is a sneak peek at some of the new colors we will be adding:

New Colors on the way:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Last week of Pre-Sale pricing: Limited Edition Tempest Grey and Aqua Blue Shark Straps!!

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Hi strap lovers.  This week I would like to feature our limited edition Tempest Grey and Aqua Blue Nubuck Shark skin straps from our Manufacture Collection.  These straps are currently on Pre-Sale for about one week.  The advantage being that you have the opportunity to pickup a really great limited edition strap at a great discount price!  These straps have been designed to fit a standard 44mm Panerai with 24mm width lugs, but will look great on any number of watches with 24mm lugs.  The Shark skins feature beautifully soft brushed Nubuck finish**, which has a very slight suede like nap with really great color variation as you can see in these photos.

These straps are both built with 24mm tapering to 22mm width at the buckle and a length of 125/80mm in length, which should fit wrists measuring between 6.75 and 8 inches.

These straps features thick padding at the lugs and is lined with soft and durable Black Tripon Monterrey Kidskin leather. It is hand saddle stitched with Ecru, French Milled, Au Chinois Câblé linen thread, but can be customized with any of our available thread colors. Please note that our products are specifically made to order and will typically be shipped out within 2 weeks of sale.

Due to the limited nature of the these shark hides, we are only having a total of 11 straps make in each color with only 3 of each color available for a custom stitch color, so if you like either or both of these straps, please don't hesitate to e-mail me to secure yours!!

The Pre-Sale price is €​188 plus €25 (exclusive of VAT) for FedEx shipping to most locations worldwide. 
For those of you in the EU pricing with VAT is €​223.72, plus shipping.

After the production is completed in about 15 days the price will revert to €228/€271 exclusive/inclusive of VAT) plus shipping.

If you would like to order one of these shark straps don't hesitate, as we anticipate these selling our quickly: Dangerous9straps@gmail.com

(Shown here is our 'D9' logo Pre-V style buckle)

(Shown here on my beloved Kaventsmann Bathyal)

**We recommend that Nubuck, like all sueded finished should not be exposed to water, waxes or oils in order to maintain the soft sueded, nap finish.

These straps can be fitted with lug tubes upon your request for no additional cost. Of course, these lug tubes can be removed if needed. If you prefer to have your strap fitted with spring bars instead, please let us know and we will install those free of charge.  Optionally, we are now offering quick release spring bars as an option on our straps fitted with spring bars, please let me know if you would like this option.

As per your request, will be fitted with either our custom 22mm, 'D9' logo, Pre-V style, screw-in buckle in your choice of brushed or polished finish or our custom 22mm, 'D9' logo, Thumbnail style, screw-in buckle in your choice of brushed or polished finish.

(optional 'D9' logo Thumbnail buckle)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Super Distressed leather in 20mm lug widths - Great strap for Rolex Sub and Omega Speedmaster

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Hi strap lovers.  I want to share with you a great strap from one of our most popular materials for Omega Speedmaster - Our Super Distress leather.  These straps were made famous my our very good customer and amazing photographer Bill Bright on his Instagram page and (check out his web design work at www.brightfactor.com).  Bill ordered a Super Distress Leather strap for his vintage Omega Speedmaster and has taken some wonderful photos of it (so many, I made a blog post about it), which he kindly posted on line, which resulted in a number of inquires and sales of similar straps.

I think this maybe one of his most iconic photos for his Speedmaster/strap combo:

So it was natural that we would add a 20mm Super Distress Leather strap to the Manufacture Collection.  We've only really made a couple of minor modifications to Bill's original iconic strap:  We've added Padding at the lugs, which I think gives the strap even more 'Pop' and we've changed the thread from butterscotch waxed Irish milled Linen to the finer Ecru , French Milled, Au Chinois Câblé linen thread, which I think gives the strap a wider appeal more more models of watches.  And here is the result.  I think this strap looks every bit as great as the original and more than a perfect match for the Speedmaster.  This Omega Speedmaster Professional was kindly loaned to us by our good friends at Herbert Meyer Jewelers in Munich.  If you happen to be in the Munich area, I strongly encourage dropping by for a visit - let them know I sent you and I'm sure they give you a great price!!

Here are the details on the straps we have and what will be on our soon to be active website:
Super Distressed - Crackle finish black: 
[Width: 20/18mm, Length: 125/80mm in stock]
Featuring heavily distressed and cracked finish leather, this strap works wonderfully to give your Omega watch a vintaged look. This strap features thick padding at the lugs and is lined with beautiful Army Green, Tripon-Monterrey Kidskin leather. And hand saddle stitched with 'out stitching' at the lugs using Ecru , French Milled, Au Chinois Câblé linen thread, but can be customized with any of our available thread colors.

This strap will come fitted with high quality Spring Bars for no additional cost. 

This strap is available in limited quantities for immediate purchase:  
Priced at 198  € (exclusive of VAT) (our fully bespoke price for Dirty Denim as optioned would be 282 €  exclusive of VAT, plus shipping)
235.62  € (inclusive of VAT for this within the EU)

This strap will be fitted with our custom 'D9' logo, pin buckle with your choice of Brushed or Polished.

As you can see, this strap look insanely good on the Speedy - so much so that I've had a devil of a time limiting the number of photos in this post.  Of course, it's also down to the shear beauty of this classic Speedmaster (to my mind hands down the best looking sports chronograph ever made and a killer bargain to boot!)

The Surprise to me is how great this strap combines with the Rolex Sub.  This strap really highlights the vintage nature of the designs for both of these watches, the designs of which stretch back to the mid-20th century and will, I know, look just as great on vintage versions of these iconic watches as well.